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Group Art Director

Independent News & Media
Dublin, Country: Ireland
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Job Description
The Group Art Director will oversee all aspects of newspaper, online and marketing/advertising design for our news brands.
The successful candidate will work with the various departments to ensure that there is a coherent approach to visual design across all titles and brands. They will also be responsible for directing internal and external designers to work on projects developing artwork or layout on our websites or in our newspapers.
The key purpose of the role is to create cohesive, recognisable brand identities across all aspects of design. The role holder will work closely with the Publisher, editors and senior production journalists/designers across web and print. He/she will also work closely with our marketing and advertising teams to ensure there is a consistent design ethos.


  • Oversight of all visual presentation of INM’s newspaper/website design and branding
  • Working collaboratively with production journalists, designers and creative agencies
  • Managing a team of designers across titles, ensuring successful completion of all projects in line with company standards
  • Ensuring cohesive and visually impressive design
  • Laying out pages for magazines and web design
  • Discussing design and layout ideas with the Editors and the Publisher
  • Anticipating trends and setting INM’s overall visual style
  • Attending editorial/advertising/marketing meetings as required
  • Oversee the development of new projects and ensuring successful completion
  • An eye for evolving a brand and a commercial head – dealing with the marketing team on new launches and initiatives

EXPERIENCE (Minimum Experience & Essential Knowledge)

  • At least five years’ experience as a senior designer or art director with a newspaper, magazine or website publisher
  • At least five years’ experience managing a team of designers


  • Creative with a highly developed visual sense
  • Highly organised with a proven track record of project management skills
  • Adept at page/web/graphic design and proficient in relevant software
  • A strong communicator, able to brief others clearly on what is needed
  • Confident in presenting ideas
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff and motivate a team
  • Ability to represent the titles in a positive manner on broadcast media and at external events as necessary
  • Ability to generate original and engaging ideas
  • Self starting, shows initiative, operate without supervision, motivated
  • Accuracy, fairness, balance, commitment to ethics
  • Flexibility/willingness to adapt
  • Ability to adapt to technological change
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Number of jobs: 1 hires
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Company: Independent News & Media
Company size: 1-49
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